New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive love story, a probing tale that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece.
A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want—money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman’s past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn’t know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist—an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison.
Like Roman, Grace is wrestling with ghosts and secrets of her own. After a disastrous marriage threw her life completely off course, she vowed never to let love steal her dreams again. But as she gets to know the enigmatic man behind the reputation, it’s as if the jagged pieces of both of their pasts slowly begin to fit together . . . until something so unexpected happens that it changes the course of their relationship—and both their lives—forever.
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Faith More Ideal
This book is an enjoyable and interesting read that looks at how God can change broken lives. The plot with its series of events and encounters is too staged to be realistic, but that’s all right—it’s fiction after all. A unique literary approach is that there are two main characters. We get to listen in on what both Grace and Roman are thinking. A disappointing aspect for me is that Grace insists that believing in God is only about faith, but then we find out that she had a face-to-face encounter with a divine being early in life. Likewise, Roman needs to face—in fact, be attacked—by the supernatural before he believes. Jesus told Thomas that more blessed are those who don’t see and yet believe. We can have faith that God is working in our lives even if there’s nothing to see with human eyes. Through God’s Word and in prayer we can have confidence in Him.
This book is the best book I’ve read since Redeeming Love. I couldn’t put it down. Francine Rivers is my favorite author!
This is another Rivers book that I couldn’t put down. Redeeming Love is my favorite, but this one is not far behind it!!